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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 4.22.10

.This Week's Calendar | Galleries | Music @ the Clubs

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The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. As the son of folk music immortal Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie took on the obvious mantle of folkie protest singer, though — whereas his father came of age during the bread lines and working-class dustbowl politics of the Great Depression — Arlo’s brand of goofy, colorfully surreal satire was more in keeping with his ‘60s generation of acid heads and hippie huggers. He hasn’t stopped making music since then, though he’s still best known for “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” an 18-plus minute “talking blues” anthem that Guthrie claims clocks in at exactly the same length as one of the gaps on Nixon’s notorious Watergate tapes. Since the turn of the century, he’s often been on tour with his whole clan, which includes wife Jackie, son Abe, daughters Sarah Lee and Cathie, and their kids. It’s a family affair, and you can head south to see it all Thursday, April 29, at OSU’s LaSelle Stewart Center; tickets at www.corvallistheater.com

Since he took the publishing world by storm with Drown, a 1996 collection of bracing short stories, the 41-year-old Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz has been a major player on the international literary scene, garnering a PEN/O. Henry Prize for short fiction as well as a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which he landed for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. You have a rare opportunity to catch this risen star when Diaz reads from a work in progress Thursday, April 29, in the Knight Library Browsing Room





thurs, april 22

Sunrise 6:17am; Sunset 8:05pm, Av High 62; Av Low 39

Benefits UO Amnesty International Art Auction, fundraiser for Lane County Darfur Coalition, 6:30-8:30pm, Mills International Center, EMU, UO.

“Art From the Heart” w/Head Start of Lane County, auction, food, drink, 5:30-7pm, Whiteaker Head Start, 21 Grand St.

Comedy Gary the Retard, Howard Stern alumnus, 5pm, Sweet Illusions, 1836 S. A St., Spfd.

Film “Horror & the Horrific” UO Film Series: Deathwatch, public welcome, 6pm, 110 Willamette, UO. FREE.

Health Care for All Oregon Screening: Unnatural Causes, 6:30pm, 454 Willamette. FREE.

Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7pm today & tomorrow, McDonald Theatre. $12, $10 stu.

Gatherings LCC Earth Day Events, waste audit, info booths, workshops, screenings, cooking demos, planting party, music, 10am-4pm, Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th Ave. FREE.

Creswell Earth Day, feat. EPUD energy Booth, Coast fork Watershed Council & music, 10:30am-3pm, Creswell Garden Lake Park. FREE.

Recycle the Runway, retailers create dress from recycled materials in one hour, 11am, Valley River Center Mall Center Court, 293 Valley River Center. FREE.

Songspinners/PTA Mother Singers Reunion, sing songs, reminisce, finger foods, 11am, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.

Being Latino at the University of Oregon: A Survey, 3:30-5:30pm, 330 Hendricks Hall, UO. FREE.

Peace Corps Information Session, 5-6pm, EMU Ben Linder Room, UO, 346-6026. FREE.

Business After Hours Meeting, visit Lord Leebrick Theatre’s new digs, music w/Misner & Smith, 5-7pm, 195 W. Broadway, reg. at 484-1314.

Women’s Action for New Directions Meeting, screening & discussion of The Story of Cap & Trade, 6:30-8pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.

Friendly Area Neighbors Spring General Meeting, discussion of Civic Stadium, 7pm, Washington Park Cottage, 2025 Washington St., www.friendlyareaneighbors.org

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., 682-8316. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Uniquely Springfield” w/author Dorothy Velasco, for adults 50 & older, tidbits & trivia about Springfield, 1:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

Jeremiah Speaker Series: “Inequality & Its Enemies in Contemporary China” w/Cornell University’s Mark Selden, 3pm, Mills International Center, EMU, UO. FREE.

“The Power of Empathy” w/Lisa-Marie Vincent, 6-9pm today & tomorrow, Tamarack Wellness Center, 36th & Donald. $10-$25 sug. don.

“Embracing the Inevitable: Humankind’s Reluctant Yet Certain Transition to Sustainability” w/Robert Bolman, talk & video presentation, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St.

Literary Arts Book Release Reading w/Charles Goodrich, author of Going to Seeds: Dispatches from the Garden, 5:30pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway.

Book Preview w/Lewis Luchs, author of Children of the Manse, 5:30-6:30pm, CASA, 174 Deadmond Ferry Rd., Spfd.

UO Creative Writing Department Reading Series w/award-winning poet Keetje Kuipers, UO grad & author of Beautiful in the Mouth, and UO grad & Best New American Voices award-winning writer J.T. Bushnell, 8pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Music Thursday Night Live w/Ryan Rounkies, acoustic, 7pm, Territorial Vineyards, 907 W. 3rd Ave. FREE.

“A Night of Russian Masterworks” w/Eugene Symphony, feat. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, guest violinist Vadim Gluzman performs, 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$58.

Mist & Mast, Heavenly Oceans, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Mad Professor w/Children of Discord, dub reggae, 10pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Pre’s Trail, 4 miles, Margaret Prentice, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Earth Day Yoga Sessions w/Recycle Your Mat founder Stephanie Stano, noon-3pm, Knight Library lawn, UO. FREE.

Social Dance Square Dance w/Skinner City, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Theater No Shame Eugene Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original 5-min. pieces, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 W. Broadway, 573-6155. FREE.

The Highest Tide, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday; 2pm Sunday; continues through May 1, Robinson Theatre, UO, tickets at 346-4363. $14, $7 stu.

Romeo & Juliet, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday, Blue Door Theater, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., tickets at 463-5761. $10, $8 stu.

fri, april 23

Sunrise 6:16am; Sunset 8:07pm, Av High 62; Av Low 40

Arts/Visual Live Glass Blowing Demos, 6-9pm today & tomorrow, Studios West, 245 W. 8th. FREE.

Benefits “Dance on Purpose” w/Breakdown Dance Company, feat. UO Gospel Choir, Nik Fury, Jphilly, Endrwon, fundraiser for studio building fund, silent auction, 6pm today & tomorrow, 471 S. A St., Spfd., www.breakdowndance.com $10, $5 stu. & sen.

Film DisOrient Asian Film Festival, today through Sunday, Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave., info at www.disorientfilm.org or 686-2458.

Fourth Friday Film Fest: Emma, 1996 version w/Gwyneth Patlrow, 7pm, Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy at McBeth, www.spencercreekgrange.org for info. Don.

Banff Mountain Film Festival continues. See Thursday, April 22.

Gatherings City Club of Eugene Friday Forum: “Summer in the City: Sizzling & Fresh” w/Billie Mosier & Jean-Paul Cunningham, 11:50am-1:15pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. $5, members FREE.

Library Quilt Club, 3-4:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Kids/Families Baby Storytime, 10:15am & 11:15 am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, 10:15am, Bethel Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd., 682-5766. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Navajo Cosmology & World Order” w/Harry Walters, 10am & 1pm, Many Nations Longhouse, UO. FREE.

Learn How to Explore eBay, demo on buying, selling, bidding & safety on-line, no actual purchasing, 1:30-4pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. $13.

Public Plenary Session: “Publishing What We Preach: Feminist Media Scholarship in a Multimodal Age” w/moderator Deborah Carver, 3-5pm, Erb Memorial Ballroom, UO. FREE.

“Visiting Viking Sites in Scandinavia” w/author William Sullivan, discussion & slide show, 3:30pm, Baker Downtown Center, 975 High St. FREE.

“Kesey’s Living Rivers” w/Robert Faggen, biographer of Ken Kesey, 7pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Earth Day Lecture: “Yes Men” activist Andy Bichlbaum, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. FREE.

“The Power of Empathy” w/Lisa-Marie Vincent continues. See Thursday, April 22.

Literary Arts Reading & Discussion w/Simon Cordery, author of Mother Jones: Raising Cain & Consciousness, noon, 112 Lillis, UO. FREE.

Music Cozy Evening Concerts w/Brooks Robertson, fingerstyle guitar, 6pm, Supreme Bean. FREE.

Northwest Horn Symposium Concert, 8pm today & tomorrow; 1pm Sunday, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu.

Brook Adams & His Swinging Marmalukeys, originals, Marvin Gaye covers, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $5-$10.

Mudpuppy, hill country blues, 7pm, Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen. FREE.

An Evening of Indian Classical Music w/Raag-Samay, 8pm, Harmony Roadhouse Music Studio, 2650 Willamette St. $10 sug. don.

Camera Obscura, pop rock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $18 door.

Gabriel Kahane w/Rob Moose, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.

The Dimes, Norman, Ascetic Junkies, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Star Party w/Eugene Astronomical Society, telescopes available, dusk, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

Social Dance Contact Improvisation Dance Jam, 6-8pm, Studio B, 189 W. 8th. $7-$10.

Drop-in Dance: Merengue, 8:30pm, Staver Dance Sport, 41 E. 6th Ave. $10.

Salsa Dance w/DJ Pachuco, 9:30pm, Davis’ Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway, 21+ $5.

Spiritual Meditation for Healing, 6pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd., 868-1178. Don.

Theater Evita, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday; continues through May 9, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, tickets at 541-942-8001. $19, $17 sen. & stu.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 8pm today & tomorrow, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., 683-4368. $16-$39.95.

The Highest Tide continues. See Thursday, April 22.

Romeo & Juliet continues. See Thursday, April 22.

sat, april 24

Sunrise 6:14am; Sunset 8:08pm, Av High 62; Av Low 40

Arts/Visual Live Glass Blowing Demos continue. See Friday.

Benefits Save Wildlife from Trash by Shopping, Earth Day sale, proceeds benefit Humane Society, all day, Buffalo Exchange, 131 E. 5th Ave.

March for Babies, fundraiser for March of Dimes, 6.2 miles walk, 9am, Alton Baker Park, 686-2170.

Free Shakespeare in the Park Fundraiser, scenes & monologues performed, music w/Cascade Harp Ensemble, 5-6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10 sug. don.

Skate Eugene Party, fundraiser to build covered skatepark in Eugene, video screenings, video games, raffles, unveiling of final park design, all ages, 7pm, McDonald Theatre. $5 adv., $7 door.

“Strings of Compassion” Benefit Concert, relaxing harp & vocals, 7pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Don.

Gamelan Sari Pandhawa Ensemble, traditional Javanese music, fundraiser for Butsugenji Temple, 7:30pm, Eugene Zendo, 2190 Garfield St., 302-4576. Don.

“Dance on Purpose” w/Breakdown Dance Company continues. See Friday.

Film Earth Day Screening: No Impact Man, 1pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

DisOrient Asian Film Festival continues. See Friday.

Gatherings Master Gardener Fair & Plant Sale, 9am-2pm, OSU Extension Services, 950 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Grassroots Environmental Justice Conference/Coalition Against Environmental Racism, 9:30am-9:30pm today & 9am tomorrow, EMU & Willamette Hall, UO.

Book Sale, hundreds of titles, 10am-4pm, 446 E. 13th Ave.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, w/entertainment by Ken Silverman, 10am; Drinking Gourd School, 11am; Richard Crandell, noon; Mudpuppy, 1pm; The Klezmonauts, 2pm; Jim Bronson Band, 3:30pm, Downtown Park Blocks, 8th & Oak, www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE.

Cottage Grove Earth Day Celebration, 10am-4pm, Coiner Park, Cottage Grove. FREE.  

Veneta Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration, 10am-2pm, Bolton Hill Sports Complex, Veneta. FREE.

EWEB Earth Day, 11am-5pm, River Edge Plaza. FREE.

Walnut Ave Art Faire, 10 local artists, 11am-5pm, 730 Walnut Ave., info at 689-5268.

McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival, 11am-5pm, Eagle Rock Lodge, 49198 McKenzie River Hwy, Vida. FREE.

Florence Arts on the Coast, work by local artist in all media, benefits Habitat for Humanity, noon-6pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence. FREE.

American Rhododendron Society Flower Show, 1-5pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence. FREE.

Self-Defense for Women, in Spanish, 2-4pm, Trauma Healing Project, 2222 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Riverfront Celebration, music, tours, speakers discuss threats/opportunities facing riverfront, 2:30pm, just upstream from EWEB Earth Day (500 E. 4th Ave.) at Autzen Footbridge.

Sarah Palin Welcoming Committee, concerned citizens greet idiotic icon of Tea Baggers, 5:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave.

ACT-SO Local Competition, African-American students display projects from range of academic, cultural & technology categories, 7pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Kids/Families Family Music Time, singing & dancing, all ages, 10:15am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Glitterary Word Festival, students read from works, writing workshops, activites, all ages, 11am-5:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Storytime in Spanish, noon, all ages; B.E.A.R. Faire, activities, food, storytellers, sponsored by Emerald Empire Reading Council, all kids get a free book, all ages, 1-3pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Saturday Celebration, gallery tour, art activities, food, all ages, 5:30-7pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO.

Lectures/Talks “From Kitchen Design to Bath Trends” Homeowner Seminars, 10am-3pm, Neil Kelly showroom, 2817 Oak St. FREE.

Tabla Workshop w/Kuntal Roy, 11am, Harmony Roadhouse Music Studio, 2650 Willamette St., pre-reg. at 954-2621.

Mat Cutting Basics w/Dave Thompson, info on framing, 2-4pm, The Duck Store, 895 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

Music John Sarantos & Friends Concert, Native American flutes, 7:30pm, Freedom Yoga Center, 1633 Willamette St., tickets at 800-838-3006. $12 adv., $15 door.

“Let’s Be Frank” Concert, vocalists perform Sinatra classics, 7pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th Ave. $10, $5 stu.

Play! A Video Game Symphony, audio/visual/digital show, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $15-$48.

The Quick & Easy Boys, Lewi Longmire Band, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Northwest Horn Symposium Concert continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Coburg Hills-Old Baldy, 6 miles, Gary Kirk; Spencer Butte, Trail Maintenance w/Matthew Bell, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Hike w/Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, all day hike RSVP & info at 484-2962.

First Bracket Battle 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney, 8am today & tomorrow, Springfield High School, 875 7th St., Spfd. FREE to watch, $125 per team.

Tai Chi “Silent” Practice, 9-10am, EWEB Reservoir, 52nd & Willamette, info at 683-8626. FREE.

A Walk Along the Willamette River w/William Sullivan, 11am-4pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. $15, inc. bus fare.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, practice ancient art, proceeds benefit Haiti relief, 9:30am-1:30pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 3333 RiverBend Dr., Spfd. FREE.

April Pools Day, swimming, games, magic show, learn about water safety, 11am-2pm, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. FREE.

Nineman Semi-Pro Football, West Salem Capital Chargers vs. Coburg South Valley Vandals, 8pm, South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave. $5.

Pets Canine Nutrition Symposium, 6:30pm, The Healthy Pet, 2777 Friendly St., info at 343-3411. FREE.

Social Dance FFLC Girls Aloud! Dance Party, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $7, $5 w/two or more canned food don.

Contra Dance, music w/Night Owl, no partner/experience necessary, 8pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th Ave. $8, $6 stu.

Spiritual Willaru Huayta, Peruvian Chasqui & Spiritual Messenger, talk, 6:30-9:30pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St. $35 sug. don.

Theater Romeo & Juliet continues. See Thursday, April 22.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues. See Friday.

Evita continues. See Friday.

The Highest Tide continues. See Thursday, April 22.

Volunteer Walama Work Party, clean up Butterfly Meadow in Whilamut Natural Area, info & direction at 484-3939.

Annual Earth Day Celebration, volunteer for 2-hour shift, 11am-5pm, EWEB River Edge Plaza, 500 E. 4th Ave., 682-2059.

sun, april 25

Sunrise 6:13am; Sunset 8:09pm, Av High 62; Av Low 40

Film Free Film: Two Angry Moms, documentary on school food, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

DisOrient Asian Film Festival continues. See Friday.

Food/Drink Sweet Cheeks Winery Vineyard Series: “Budbreak” w/winemaker Mark Nicholl, BBQ, wine, 6:30pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd. $25.

Gatherings Busking in Eugene Meeting, discussion of city policies, 10am-noon, Gary’s Coffee House, 525 High St.

Florence Senior Center Grand Opening, 2pm, 1570 Kingwood St., Florence.

American Rhododendron Society Flower Show continues. See Saturday.

Florence Arts on the Coast continues. See Saturday.

Lectures/Talks “Always Do Your Best” w/Living the Four Agreements discussion group, noon, 5th St. Market Community Meeting Room, 5th & High St. FREE.

Literary Arts “Finding a Story in the Language of the Poem” w/Helen Frost, writing workshop, 2pm, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

“Poetry of Survival” Open Mic, bring/read a poem, co-sponsored by SASS, light refreshments, 4pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., info at 484-9791. FREE.

Music “Jammin’ with the Band” Singers Workshop, learn professional jazz vocal techniques, 1:30-4pm, Jazz Station, 68 W. Broadway. $10, $8 mem. to observe/$50, $40 mem. participation fee.

Bruce Cockburn, singer/songwriter, 8pm, WOW Hall. $32 adv., $35.

Tony Furtado, folk/rock, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $10.

Northwest Horn Symposium Concert continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Dorris Ranch, 3 miles, Barbara Revere; Threemile Lake, 6.5 miles, Jane Hackett, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Native Plant Walk w/Jill Schwab, 1-3pm, Hendricks Park, 2200 Summit Ave. $3.

Medicinal Herb Walk w/herbalist Sue Sierralupe, 1-3pm, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Visitors Center, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5.

Spiritual The Art of Spiritual Dreaming, workshop, 11am-12:30pm, Eckankar Center, 2833-C Willamette St. FREE.

Tea & Tarot, 2-4pm; Society for Esoteric Exploration & Research, 6-8pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd.

“Entering the Buddhist Path” w/Lama Tsang Tsing, 2-5pm, KDC, 917 E. 43rd Ave. Don.

Theater Romeo & Juliet continues. See Thursday, April 15.

Evita continues. See Friday.

mon, april 26

Sunrise 6:11am; Sunset 8:10pm, Av High 63; Av Low 40

Music Maru-A-Pula Marimba Band, Botswana, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10, $5 stu.

Cellophoria: An Evening with OMP’s Cello Section, 7:30pm, Cottage Theatre, 682-5000. $15, $10 sen.

UO Faculty Artist Series: Molly Barth & David Riley, flute, piano, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “Summer in the City: Sizzling & Fresh” w/Billie Mosier & Jean-Paul Cunningham, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM. FREE.

Spiritual MoonDay Reiki, 4-6pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd. Don.

tues, april 27

Sunrise 6:10am; Sunset 8:11pm, Av High 63; Av Low 40

Film IWW Screening: The Take, documentary on Buenos Aires auto parts workers, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Behind the Lens Seminar: Diary of a Country Priest, screening & discussion, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org $3 door.

Gatherings “Take Back the Night” Official Planning Meeting, effort to end sexual violence, 5pm, UO Women’s Center, EMU, UO, 346-4095.

Many Rivers Group Sierra Club Beer Social, 7-9pm, Eugene City Brewery, 844 Olive St.

Kids/Families Tiny Tots Storytime, reading aloud for 1 year olds, singing, playtime; Toddler Storytime, aged 2, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Don’t Be Stopped by Chronic Fatigue” w/Sunny Kierstyn, health advice, 12:30-2pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., reg. at 736-4444. FREE.

“What is Quantum Biofeedback,” talk, 7-9pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 1551 Oak St., pre-reg. at 344-8912. FREE.

Literary Arts Book Preview w/Lewis Luchs, author of Children of the Manse, 5:30-6:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St.

Music Composer’s Forum: Men’s Choir, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: West Eugene Wetlands, biking & birding, 14 miles, Anne Montgomery, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Twilight Hillclimb Series, race, 5K individual uphill time trials, reg. at 5pm; race at 6pm, McBeth Rd.

Spiritual The Angelic Realm: A discussion about angels, 6-7pm, Shambala, 1939 River Rd. Don.

wed, april 28

Sunrise 6:08; Sunset 8:12pm, Av High 63; Av Low 40

Comedy LOL Wednesday w/Jim Giovanni & Devin Barber, stand up, 8pm, Three Rivers Casino, 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, 21+ FREE.

Film “Music, Music, Music” Theme w/Willamalane Movie Appreciation Group: Fiddler on the Roof, 1971 version, 1pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center,  215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

Gatherings Teen Space, games, music, snacks, art projects,  4:30-5:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Family Night w/Nearby Nature Froggy Fun, crafts, Frannie the costumed frog, all ages, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature” w/essayist & philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore, 7pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Literary Arts Author Signing & Discussion w/Mark Armour, author of Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball, 6-8pm, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

Poetry Slam Workshop w/Jon Labrousse, last one of the year, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

Music Merle Haggard, 7:30pm, country legend, Hult Center. $29-$64.

Leon Redbone, neo-vaudeville crooner, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 686 High St. $24-$32.

Open Mic, sign up 8pm; show 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Mt. Pisgah, 3 miles, Royal Murdock; Tamolitch Falls, 4.4 miles, Barbara Revere, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Spiritual Energy Workers Unite, 6-8pm; Full Moon Drum Circle, 9-11pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd. Don.

Theater Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Wildish Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd. $5.

thurs, april 29

Sunrise 6:07am; Sunset 8:14pm, Av High 63; Av Low 40

Benefits Head Start’s “Art from the Heart” Framed Preschool Art Sale, fundraiser for playground program, 5:30-7pm, Whiteaker Head Start, 21 N. Grand St. FREE.

Film “Horror & the Horrific” UO Film Series: The Company of Wolves, public welcome, 6pm, 110 Willamette, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Latino Roots in Oregon, 3:30-5:30pm, Jane Grant Room, Hendricks Hall, UO. FREE.

“Take Back the Night,” march, rally & speak out, 6:30pm, begins at EMU Amphitheatre, UO, 503-580-8729.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., 682-8316. FREE.

“Shakespeare’s Belated Birthday Party Performance” w/Sir ReadAlot, plays, poetry & songs, all ages, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Lectures/Talks “A Century in the Making: Obama & the Era of Health Care Reform” w/UCLA’s Mark Peterson, 7pm, 110 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Literary Arts Work in Progress reading w/Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, 8:30pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Music Spring Music Faculty Concert: “Music Science & Math: 4=3+2” w/Barbara Myrick, Yvonne Hsueh, David Straka & Larry Clabby, 7:30pm, Lane Community College Performance Hall, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $10, $8 stu.

Oregon Wind Quintet w/pianist Alexandre Dossin, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10.

Head for the Hills w/Mossy Top, acoustic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $8.

Theater No Shame Eugene Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original 5-min. pieces, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 W. Broadway, 573-6155. FREE.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog continues. See Wednesday.

corvallis events

Note - Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.

Friday, April 23 Corvallis Repertory Singers: Curtain Up!, musical, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW W. Hills Rd. $15, stu. FREE.

Saturday, April 24 The Beatles at OSU, benefit for CARDV, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $5.

Ballroom Dance, 7pm, Corvallis Dance Center, 1935 NW Circle. $7, $5 stu.

Chirchilgrin Throat Singers, 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. $16, $14 sen., $10 stu.

Thursday, April 29 “Guthrie Family Rides Again” w/Arlo, Abe, Cathie, Annie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Iron & the Kids, 7:30pm, LaSell Stewart Center, OSU, tickets at www.corvallistheaters.com

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The Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene is accepting nominations for its first annual Arts and Business Partnership Award; along with the finalists, the winner will be honored at ABAE’s BRAVA Breakfast on June 4, 2010, at the Hult Center; nominations are due April 30; the winner will be announced on June 4; for more information about the nomination process, contact the ABAE at 541-242-2364.

DIVA’s Video Slam is calling for submissions to its May 17 Slam event; all entries are due at DIVA by 5pm May 1; videographers are to submit their work on DVD and include a disc label with name, contact information, title and length of the video; short works are encouraged but longer ones are accepted and scheduled as time permits; for further info, visit www.divacenter.org

Mount Pisgah Arboretum is seeking artists to create works of “Art in Nature” for the Wildflower Festival on May 16; in the spirit of Andy Goldsworthy’s designs, works of art will be ephemeral and constructed with all-natural materials; for specific criteria or more information, email the Arboretum Education Office at mtpisgfr@efn.org.

The Springfield Arts Commission is seeking applicants with strong interest in the arts who are willing to help the commission promote arts activities; the deadline to submit applications is 5pm May 26; application packets are available at the City Manager’s Office, 225 Fifth St. during regular business hours and online at www.springfieldartscommission.org; applicants must attend the Arts Commission meeting on June 14 at City Hall in the Library Meeting Room, to meet the commission.

The Eugene Symphony is pleased to announce auditions for several vacancies; auditions will take place on June 19-20 at the Hult Center; auditions are by appointment only; submit résumé and $25 refundable audition deposit payable to Eugene Symphony by June 9 to Chris Collins, c/o Eugene Symphony Assoc., 115 W. 8th Ave., Ste. 115, Eugene, OR 97401; audition deposit will be returned at the audition or by mail if cancellation is made before June 9; for more info, visit www.eugenesymphony.org

The Oregon Country Fair has announced the return of its early online ticket option through Friday, April 30; tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketswest.com or by calling (800) 992-8499.